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Course HIS/605 The Punjab in Modern Times
1. Brief Description:
The course deals with the history of the rich and fertile region of the Punjab. Tracing its history from the foundation of Muslim rule in this region, it focuses on the developments in modern times, particularly its role in the Pakistan Movement.
2. Aims & Objectives:
After completing this course, the students will be able to:
¾ Know the historical development of the Punjab from medieval to modern times.
¾ Understand the dynamics of the politics of the region during the colonial period.
¾ Appreciate the role played by different groups and parties for creating political and intellectual awareness in the Punjab.
3. Contents:
™ Foundation of Muslim Rule; Brief Survey of Sultanate and Mughal periods, Their Impact on Socio-Economic Conditions, Downfall of Muslim rule.
™ Rise of the Sikhs; Ranjit Singh, administration, foreign policy, attitude towards non-Sikhs; Downfall of the Sikhs and the British Annexation.
™ Political Unrest; Land Alienation Act; Anti-Rowlatt Act Agitation,
Jallianwala Bagh Tradgey-causes, events and effects.
™ Punjab Provincial Muslim League: Early History (1907-1917).
™ Mian Fazl-i-Hussain and National Unionist Party; His Contribution as Provincial Minister and Muslim Leader, Relations with Muslim League.
Sikandar Hayat Khan’s Premiership, Sikandar-Jinnah Pact, Masjid Shaheed Ganj Agitation.
™ Khizar Hayat’s Relations with Muslim League and his Expulsion. Re-organization of Muslim League in the Punjab, it Success in the Elections of 1946, Role of Political Leaders, Ulama and Mashaikh, Press, Students and other Sections.
™ Allama Muhammad Iqbal’s Role in Punjab Politics.
™ Majlis-i-Ahrar: Foundation, Political Ideas and Role. Khaksar Tehrik:
Objectives, Programme, Clash with Police in 1940 and Political Role. A Brief Study of Punjab Branch of Indian National Congress and Akali Dal.
™ Partition of the Punjab: Background, Demands by non-Muslims, Muslim League’s Stand, Radcliffe Award.
4. Basic Reading:
Malik, Ikram Ali A Book of Readings on History of the Punjab (1799-1947).
5. Additional Readings:
Akbar, M.Ashiq Hasain Batalvi.National Documentation Center, Lahore.
Chaudhary Afzal Haq Gupta, H. R.Hussain, Azeem
The Punjab Under the Mughals.
Hamari qaumi jidd-o-jihad. 1938-1939 and 1940-1942. Iqbal Kay Aakhri Do Saal.
The Partition of the Punjab Vol. I Tarikh-i-Ahrar.
Studies in Later Mughal History of the Punjab (1707-1793)Sir Fazl-i-Hussain: Political Biography.
Hussain, Syed Shabbir Kanhiyya Lal
Khilnani, N.M. Latif, M.
Malik, Iftikhar H.
Malik, Ikram Ali
O’ Dwyer, Sir Michael. Qalb-i-Abid, S.
Shahnawaz, Jahan Ara Singh, Khushwant Syed Nur Ahmad.
Al-Mashriqi – The Disowned Genius. Tarikh-i-Lahore.
The Punjab under the Lawrences.
History of the Punjab from the Remotest Antiquityto the Present Time.
Sikander Hayat Khan – A Political Biography.
Sikander-Jinnah Pact aur Punjab ki Muslim Siyasat1937-39.
Tarikh-i-Punjab, Vol. I
India as I knew it (1885-1925).
Muslim Politics in the Punjab 1921-47. Father and Daughter.
A History of the Sikhs, 2 Vols.
Marshall Law Say Marshall Law Tak.
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